What is Intellectual Property?

Author(s): | Publication year: 2020

License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License

DOI: English

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind – everything from works of art to inventions, computer programs to trademarks and other commercial signs. This booklet introduces the main types of IP and explains how the law protects them. It also introduces the work of WIPO, the global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation.